IgG Food Panel

IgG Food Antibody Assessment is a food sensitivity test which helps identify those with true IgE-mediated allergies as well as IgG-mediated food sensitivities. This immunological food sensitivity test measures IgG antibody levels to 87 foods, and total IgE. Additional sensitivity tests are also available for regional inhalants, molds, vegetables, and spices. This antibody food sensitivity test is ideal for patients who may suffer from delayed reactions/sensitivities to specific foods. It may also provide insight on intolerances, or non-immune responses, to certain foods. Additionally, the IgG Food Panel includes information on implementing an Elimination Diet based on the patient test results.

Why use the food sensitivity test?

The incidence of food sensitivities has increased dramatically over the years. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population have adverse reactions to foods, NSAID enteropathy, and post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Increased total antigenic load related to food and environmental sensitivities has been associated with a wide range of medical conditions affecting virtually every part of the body. Mood and behavior, including hyperactivity disorders in children are profoundly influenced by food allergies.

IgG-Mediated symptoms may include:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Ear Infections
  • Eczema
  • Sinusitis
  • Urticaria
  • Colitis

Classic skin testing for allergies such as skin-scratch testing only measures IgE-mediated reactions. Assessment of relative IgG antibody levels to a multitude of foods using sensitive Enzyme-Linked-Immnosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology identifies those foods against which the patient is producing antibodies. Measuring both relative IgE and IgG antibody levels provides an invaluable starting point for dietary intervention.

NOTE: When ordering the IgG Food Antibodies test, it will be listed as “Allergy Antibody” on the Order Menu.

Test Type: Blood Test

Analyte List
Alfalfa
Almond
Apple
Apricot
Asparagus
Avocado
Banana
Beef
Beet
Blueberry
Broccoli
Buckwheat
Cabbage
Cane Sugar
Carrot
Casein
Celery
Chicken
Chocolate
Clam
Cod
Coffee
Corn (maize)
Corn Gluten
Cottage Cheese
Cow's Cheese (cheddar type)
Crab
Cranberry
Cucumber
Egg White
Egg Yolk
Garlic
Gluten
Goat's Milk
Grape
Grapefruit
Green Bean
Kidney Bean
Lactalbumin
Lamb
Lemon
Lentil
Lettuce
Lima Bean
Lobster
Milk (Cow's)
Mushroom
Oats
Olive
Onion
Orange
Oyster
Papaya
Pea
Peach
Peanut
Pear
Pecan
Pepper (Bell)
Pineapple
Pinto Bean
Plum (Prune)
Pork
Potato - Sweet
Potato - White
Raspberry
Red Snapper
Rice
Rye
Salmon
Sardine
Sesame
Shrimp
Sole
Soybean
Spinach
Strawberry
Sunflower Seed
Tomato
Total IgE
Trout
Tuna
Turkey
Walnut
Wheat
Yeast
Yoghurt
Zucchini
Specimen Requirements
10ml serum